NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientific Games (Nasdaq: SGMS) announced that it has been awarded a contract with the Sachsische LOTTO-GmbH in the German state of Saxony to supply instant tickets and cooperative services. The contract begins January 2010. Scientific Games will be the exclusive supplier of instant tickets for Saxony and will be consulting on marketing support, training and production matters. Saxony has a population of 4.2 million people and the tickets will be sold in 1,300 retailer shops all over Saxony.
"We are extremely pleased to partner with the Sachsische LOTTO-GmbH. The agreement with SACHSENLOTTO is the sixth cooperative services contract we have won in Germany and further proof of the proliferation of the partnership model internationally," said Mike Chambrello, CEO and President of Scientific Games.
"The most recent European Union Court of Justice cases have ruled in favor of state-sponsored control in order to prevent crime or addiction and we believe this clarification could give lotteries within the German Toto- and Lottoblock the ability to find new ways of operating responsibly and successfully, so that more lotteries will follow in Sachsen's footsteps."
"Our goal for the Sachsen Lottery is to responsibly transform new and modern lottery possibilities," said Wolfgang Bildstein, Managing Director of the Sachsische LOTTO-GmbH. "We strongly believe the Scientific Games instant ticket cooperative services model seems to be the most proven and pro-active in terms of improving products and service quality."
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation is a leading integrated supplier of instant tickets, systems and services to lotteries worldwide, a leading supplier of server based gaming machines and systems, Amusement and Skill with Prize betting terminals, interactive sports betting terminals and systems, and wagering systems and services to pari-mutuel operators. It is also a licensed pari-mutuel gaming operator in Connecticut, Maine and the Netherlands. Scientific Games' customers are in the United States and more than 60 other countries. For more information about Scientific Games, please visit our web site at www.scientificgames.com.
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